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Indian and Chinese businesses were ranked most likely to be willing to pay bribes to do international business as part of an annual listing by business group Transparency International. French and Italian firms were singled out as nationalities especially prone to using bribes in the developing world. (BBC)

Israeli businessman Jacob "Kobi" Alexander recently paid a record $1.3 million bond to be released from jail in Windhoek, Namibia. He was arrested pending extradition to the United States on charges that he made millions from insider trading regarding his former software company, Comverse Technology. After arriving in Windhoek this summer, Alexander had applied for permanent residence in Namibia; government officials told him his application would be considered if he pledged to invest almost $40 million in the country. (

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The Namibian

/Windhoek)

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India is suffering outbreaks of dengue fever and chikungunya, both mosquito-borne diseases. Dengue has already infected over 5,000 and killed more than 100; chikungunya, which is less likely to be fatal and typified by fever and joint pain, has infected a suspected 1.3 million Indians. The state of Jammu and Kashmir has issued an order for all school students to wear long sleeves to limit exposure to mosquito bites. (IndiaeNews.com)

The famous year-round snows of Kenya's Mount Kilimanjaro will disappear by 2020 thanks to climate change, according to a recent study. (

The East African

/Nairobi)

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